Synopses & Reviews
Using evidence gathered in Europe and the United States, Evan Bukey crafts a nuanced portrait of popular opinion in Austria, Hitler's homeland, after the country was annexed by Germany in 1938. He demonstrates that despite widespread dissent, discontent, and noncompliance, a majority of the Austrian populace supported the Anschluss regime--particularly in its economic, social, and anti-Semitic policies--until the bitter end."
Remarkable for Bukey's ability to distinguish between subtle variations in popular attitudes and his successful attempt to identify ambiguous feelings, uncertainty, and inconsistent, wavering or irresolute behavior among ordinary people. (Journal of Social History)
A thorough account of the Austrian embrace of Hitler and Nazism, with some interesting parallels to the present. (Foreign Affairs)
A fair, conscientiously multifaceted though unsparingly frank picture of the Austrian people during the period of Nazi rule. (Historische Zeitschrift)
Now our best study on Austria's embrace of Nazism. (American Historical Review)
About the Author
Evan Burr Bukey is professor of history at the University of Arkansas and author of Hitler's Hometown: Linz, Austria, 1908-1945.